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(Influential Leadership) Leadership Communication: The Clarity Test

By John Hadley | Mar 14, 2022

Here is the 2nd of “The Four Factors For Superlative Leadership Communication.”   Specifically, what can you do as a leader to minimize direct reports missing the mark on an assignment?   Last week we covered the first factor: attach a deadline to your  request.  Now let’s move on to factor #2.   Factor #2: […]

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(Influential Leadership) Four Factors For Superlative Leadership Communication

By John Hadley | Mar 9, 2022

Here is your next tip on being more influential and having more impact on your organization. Apply these to become more effective with colleagues, superiors and clients. Are you frustrated because one or more of your direct reports isn’t delivering? Did you know that YOU may be part of the problem?   The next four […]

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(Influential Leadership) Volunteer … To Show Leadership (Part 2)

By John Hadley | Mar 1, 2022

One of the most powerful ways to demonstrate leadership is through volunteer activities.  If you missed part 1 of this, catch up here.   It’s easy to get so busy with work that you seem to run out of time to get involved with causes that are meaningful to you. This is a mistake.   […]

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Venting In Public

By John Hadley | Feb 27, 2022

I’m always amazed at the number of people who understand that they shouldn’t criticize past employers in the context of a job interview, then proceed to complain about all sorts of things at networking events or in postings to various groups. Do they really not understand the impression that venting is making on people who […]

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(Influential Leadership) Volunteer … To Show Leadership

By John Hadley | Feb 22, 2022

Leadership means stepping up to the plate, and there is no better way to show this than by volunteering.   When you are asked to take on a difficult assignment, and you demonstrate your leadership in how you get it done, that’s good. It takes things to an entirely different level if you actually volunteered […]

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(Influential Leadership) Be Fair But Firm

By John Hadley | Feb 18, 2022

Now for the fourth and final of the “Four Tests of A Leader.”  If you’re just joining us, here’s the start of the series.  Be sure to take inventory of these four tests so that your followers will know without a shadow of a doubt why they are following you.   “Why Should I Follow […]

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Two Free Webinars

By John Hadley | Feb 8, 2022

Don’t miss out on these free webinars I’m offering this month: “5 Secrets to Landing a Job You’ll Love” on Wednesday, May 18.  Past comments: “Excellent presentation, lots of valuable information.” “I appreciate the supportive & encouraging thought process you presented for career search.” “The Path To Career Reinvention” on Thursday, May 26.  Feedback from […]

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(Influential Leadership) Be Ingeniously Competent

By John Hadley | Feb 7, 2022

Let’s get into the third of the “Four Tests of A Leader.”  If you’re just joining us, here’s the first.   “Why Should I Follow You?”   Are you professional who knows your success depends upon leading other professionals? Maybe you lead a consulting practice group, a division in your company, a sales team, or […]

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Should You Talk About Salary

By John Hadley | Feb 5, 2022

I’ve seen it written lately that it’s now acceptable for candidates to bring up salary during the interview.   I think ‘acceptable’ is the wrong criteria.  The real question should be “Is it advisable?”   And my answer to that is, generally, no.   Why do I say that?   Think about the psychology involved. […]

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